Emergency Medicine News

EM faculty recognized for innovation

Matthew Hansen, M.D., and David Sheridan, M.D., receive their Technology Transfer awards.

Matt Hansen, M.D., and David Sheridan, M.D., were presented with the Business Development Partnership Award at the 2016 OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) awards ceremony on October 12, 2016. The Business Development Partnership Award is presented to an OHSU community member who works closely with TTBD to foster relationships with industry, has an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages industry connections across the institution and is open to establishing and developing new partnerships with business. Drs. Hansen and Sheridan were recognized for their work with Welch Allyn to identify and develop innovative biomedical devices. In addition to product development, Drs. Hansen and Sheridan have established a formal program for engineers to engage with physicians and patients in the emergency department to identify opportunities for further innovation of patient care. It is the goal for these engineering rounds to be duplicated in other departments at OHSU.

The ceremony also recognized physicians for their work in licensing products and as primary investigators (PI) on industry sponsored research. Beech Burns, M.D., was recognized for his work licensing the Pediatric Trauma Management Guide in fiscal year 2016. Dr. Burns' Pediatric Trauma Management Guide is in the process of being produced for distribution across Canada and the United States. Dr. Sheridan was recognized for his work as a PI on a national, multi-site study: "Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Trial of RHB-102 (Ondansetron 24mg Bimodal Release Tablets) for Presumed Acute Gastroenteritis or Gastritis" with RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Beech Burns, M.D.

Dr. Burns joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as a full-time faculty member in July 2015 after completing his medical school, residency and fellowship training all at OHSU. His research interests include the prehospital care of children, management and imaging of pediatric trauma, and management of pediatric intracranial hemorrhage.

Matthew Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Hansen joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU as full-time faculty in July of 2012. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency and fellowship training at OHSU. His research interests focus on resuscitation and stabilization of ill and injured children in the prehospital and Emergency Department settings. Dr. Hansen is particularly interested in studying pediatric airway and respiratory management in the prehospital setting which are critical components of resuscitation in many common pediatric emergencies from both medical and traumatic causes.

David Sheridan, M.D.

Dr. Sheridan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as full-time faculty in July 2016. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He went on to complete his residency and fellowship training at OHSU. Dr. Sheridan's interests are in clinical research of pediatric headache treatment, pediatric head trauma and pediatric mental healthcare in the emergency department.